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Spring Schedule Posted

Posted: 12:45 AM 12/1/2023
The class schedule for the spring 2024 semester has been posted on this website. Click anywhere in this block to go to the list of courses. The printed catalog will be mailed to you soon if you are on our catalog mailing list. We believe you will find many interesting and informative courses being offered this semester. Open House and Registration will be January 3. Classes will start January 16.

We're Now on Facebook!

Posted: 5:34 PM 8/16/2023
The Center for Lifelong Learning went 'live' on social media with the launch of our Facebook group, 'CSRA Friends of Lifelong Learning' on Sunday, August 13. To join the group, go to our Facebook page by clicking here. If you already have a Facebook account, you may also open Facebook, find it under Groups, and ask to join. You will be approved within 24 hours and will have immediate access to the latest news about the Center. Of course, you can always access our website ( for complete information, but this group gives us a way to reach an audience through the most popular social media service.

Volunteers Needed

Posted: 7:25 AM 7/7/2023
The Center is run by its volunteers. Running it is work that is meaningful and rewarding. We need volunteers in all areas of the organization: administration, publicity, fund raising, and many others. If you've been thinking about helping your community by volunteering your time and skills and want to explore volunteering with us, please send us an email at Trust me, we'll get back to you quickly. Click to learn more.

Parking Passes

Posted: 9:07 AM 7/2/2023
A parking pass is required to park on campus to attend CLL classes. To acquire a pass, take your driver's license and vehicle registration certificate to Room 126 of the Business and Education Building. You may also acquire a pass at Open House if you bring your license and registration. Passes are valid for a year—check the expiration date on your decal. When you come to campus, place your decal in the lower left corner of your windshield and park only in spaces with white lines; spaces with yellow lines are reserved for USCA faculty.

2023 Kauffman Remembrance Day and Award

View of the 2023 Kauffman luncheon attendees

(Photo by Carl Fields)

In a tradition going back to 1982, a luncheon is held each year to honor the memory of Dr. Earl Kauffman, the driving force behind the creation of the Center for Lifelong Learning's predecessor organization in 1989, and the beginning of senior education in Aiken. The 2023 Kauffman Remembrance Day luncheon was held April 26 in the lobby the Etherredge Center at USC Aiken. Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon gave the invocation.

Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) President David Tavernier gave opening remarks regarding the Center's successful completion of its second year of combined operation following the merger of the Academy for Lifelong Learning and the McGrath Computer Learning Center.

USC Aiken Chancellor Daniel Heimmermann was the keynote speaker. His talk gave an update on the current state of the University. He also provided a look into upcoming developments at the USCA campus like the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative partnership with the US Department of Energy and the South Carolina National Guard DreamPort Cybersecurity Center.

The luncheon is funded in part by an endowment from the family of late USCA Professor James Kauffman to perpetuate the memory of his father. The event is open to all current registered members of the Center for Lifelong Learning.

Kauffman Award Presentation

Raleigh Daniel presents the 2023 Kauffman award to Wayne Rickman

Raleigh Daniel (right) presents the 2023 Kauffman award to Wayne Rickman (Photo by Aiken Standard)

Part of the Kauffman Remembrance Day memorial is the presentation of the Kauffman Award to an group or individual who has made significant contributions to the Center for Lifelong Learning. This annual award was begun in 1992, three years after the Academy for Lifelong Learning was organized.

Center Vice President Raleigh Daniel presented the award at this year's luncheon to Wayne Rickman.


David Tavernier Receives Special Recognition

Wayne Rickman presents the award plaque to David Tavernier

Wayne Rickman (right) presents recognition plaque to David Tavernier (Photo by Carl Fields)

The CLL Board surprised President David Tavernier with a plaque recognizing his efforts in dealing with many unique problems and difficulties arising during CLL's sometimes difficult second year. David has guided the organization successfully through this year, especially facilitating productive meetings with USCA staff that set the stage for welcome changes in the future.


Note: This article is an edited version of The Spiral by Doug Wilson.